1967 Detroit Riots

American History TV presented live coverage from the Detroit Free Press newsroom to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riots. Over five days… read more

1967 Detroit Riots American History TV presented live coverage from the Detroit Free Press newsroom to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit riots. Over five days in July, 5,000 federal troops were called in, 43 people died and there was more than $30 million in property damages. The unrest was sparked by a police raid on an illegal bar and fueled by long-simmering tensions over racism and segregation. The Detroit Free Press won a Pulitzer Prize for its riot coverage. Guests included former Detroit Police Chief and former Deputy Mayor Isaiah “Ike” McKinnon, historian Heather Ann Thompson of the University of Michigan, Detroit Free Press Editorial Page editor Stephen Henderson, and former Detroit Free Press and Detroit News journalist Tim Kiska. close

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1967 Detroit Riots

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Program ID:
431455-1
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
First Aired:
Jul 23, 2017 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
Last Aired:
Jul 23, 2017 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 23, 2017 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Jul 23, 2017 | 12:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 23, 2017 | 5:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 23, 2017 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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